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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7140 on: September 21, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »
So a bit sensitive here, and this is NOT an invitation to get into a heated discussion about this topic. I just have to get it off my chest. If I see something like this again I will start speaking with my co-workers about it.

Buckle up. This is a long one.


Perhaps grow a pair of balls and talk to your boss about this. Hope that's not breaking the TOS.

Exacty. That's what I really don't understand about situations like this. It obviously bothers that particular person. But they do nothing! Just foaming at the mouth and internal judgement. If it bothers you that much, why not do something about it? Or just admit that it's not THAT big of an issue for you, that "ruined my day" is a gross exaggeration.  Because it certainly was not big enough for you to stand up for what you think is right... But I guess typing away is much easier than actually manning up for your ideals  :rolleyes:

That's my rant for the day  :laugh:

Didn't really have a solid opportunity to talk to anyone about it soon after it happened. But since writing my post I have talked to a few individuals about it and they share my sentiment. I don't think you can speak for me when I say something made me feel a certain way, but I guess you can try as you might :undecided: By "ruined my day" I meant it put me in a sour mood for the rest of the day as I didn't have the right opportunity to tell anyone. When I told them, they said they would look into it. If it continues, I'll just bring it up again and again.

But hey man, assume what you want. Makes no difference to me.

In other news, Thursday is quickly becoming my least favorite day. The third graders are quite possibly the worst students I've ever seen in my time here. And while the other 4 teachers I teach with for grades 5 and 6 are great at controlling their students, (they are homeroom teachers, so figures) the teacher I teach with for 3rd grade will yell at the students occasionally but that's really it. And she doesn't control them all the time, which sends very mixed signals to the students I'm guessing. Don't feel like typing out the details as I'm mentally drained. Perhaps another time. Blah.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7141 on: September 21, 2017, 02:13:57 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7142 on: September 21, 2017, 02:29:47 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7143 on: September 21, 2017, 02:32:39 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Also, online shopping doesn't help in the event of a sudden need. But - it's a pretty good democratization of availability for stuff.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7144 on: September 21, 2017, 02:34:17 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

Not arguing with you on that. I can only shop with gmarket, I have no problem with that.  But that is just me. I can't speak for everyone else.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7145 on: September 21, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7146 on: September 21, 2017, 02:51:12 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

I will agree with you on the fact you can get almost anything online. My original comment came from just seeing a video and wanted to make the food in the near future (aka today or tomorrow ) and expressing that it could not be done. As this is the ... ranting thread!

I should look up a big order and get some stuff for my doomsday prep ;) jk. But seriously, living on an island sometimes the shipping doubles the price and makes it less affordable (even when free shipping was stated).

And to Pecan... Guess what stores have not had avocados the last few weeks? Lotte and EMart. But I must be lying because your eFart and Lotte have them right?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7147 on: September 21, 2017, 02:58:31 PM »
The Lotte store you mentioned sounds like an 'express" and not an actual Lotte Mart.

I could be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing the type of Lotte store.

The mart sells them, the express does not...never has.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7148 on: September 21, 2017, 03:00:52 PM »


I will agree with you on the fact you can get almost anything online. My original comment came from just seeing a video and wanted to make the food in the near future (aka today or tomorrow ) and expressing that it could not be done. As this is the ... ranting thread!

I should look up a big order and get some stuff for my doomsday prep ;) jk. But seriously, living on an island sometimes the shipping doubles the price and makes it less affordable (even when free shipping was stated).

And to Pecan... Guess what stores have not had avocados the last few weeks? Lotte and EMart. But I must be lying because your eFart and Lotte have them right?

 :laugh: :laugh: this yeah!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7149 on: September 21, 2017, 03:03:13 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.

Also, a couple years back, Costco really was the best physical store to go to for out of the usual groceries.

But these days, real talk - Emart and to a lesser extent HomePlus, and maybe Lotte but I don't know cause I never shop there - all have extensive and impressive selections of imported foods, and Emart specifically has WAY better beef than Costco.

The only things I make a special trip to Costco for anymore are liquor and wine, coconut oil, and occasionally cereal and bread. And food court pizza.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7150 on: September 21, 2017, 03:03:53 PM »
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« Reply #7151 on: September 21, 2017, 03:05:54 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7152 on: September 21, 2017, 03:11:19 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7153 on: September 21, 2017, 03:17:53 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.


I love me some Rocket delivery. 

And the selection of garbage is pretty nice. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7154 on: September 21, 2017, 03:20:37 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.

Yeah I really need to jump on this train too. I do remember once checking out the website and something must have put me off.  I should try again, maybe I was just in a bad mood from being on Waygook.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7155 on: September 21, 2017, 03:33:37 PM »
The Lotte store you mentioned sounds like an 'express" and not an actual Lotte Mart.

I could be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing the type of Lotte store.

The mart sells them, the express does not...never has.

Yes... you could be wrong....
I specifically stated "in the last few weeks" which means they were there before. They just seem to be having a supply and demand issue the last 2 weeks or so.
Do I need to make a reading comprehension remark?  :cry: :evil:

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« Reply #7156 on: September 21, 2017, 04:36:33 PM »
Do I need to make a reading comprehension remark?  :cry: :evil:
Perhaps, but it looks more like you got your sock handles mixed up, as I was responding to What?What?'s
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I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25.
..not Maxi

I got the Lotte and Homeplus crossed, while you got your user accounts twisted...

We could just call it even ;)

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« Reply #7157 on: September 22, 2017, 08:49:51 AM »
 :police: Where are the grade 5s going today?  ;D

 :-* We don't have grade 5 class today.

 :police: No, I mean they have a field trip. Do you know where they're going?  ;D

 :-* That is not our concern. It's not our responsibility.  >:(

 :police: *Holy Christ, just making some small talk*  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #7158 on: September 22, 2017, 08:51:19 AM »
:police: Where are the grade 5s going today?  ;D

 :-* We don't have grade 5 class today.

 :police: No, I mean they have a field trip. Do you know where they're going?  ;D

 :-* That is not our concern. It's not our responsibility.  >:(

 :police: *Holy Christ, just making some small talk*  :rolleyes:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7159 on: September 22, 2017, 09:05:25 AM »
CJ: I find Japanese easier to pronounce than Korean.

KT: Thatís because Korean is a scientific language.

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